Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|May 04, 2020||
referred to judiciary
Assembly Bill A10405
2019-2020 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Assembly Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2019-A10405 (ACTIVE) - Details
2019-A10405 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 10405 I N A S S E M B L Y May 4, 2020 ___________ Introduced by M. of A. L. ROSENTHAL -- read once and referred to the Committee on Judiciary AN ACT to amend the general obligations law, in relation to compensation for injury or death of a companion animal THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The general obligations law is amended by adding a new section 11-108 to read as follows: § 11-108. COMPENSATION FOR INJURY OR DEATH OF A COMPANION ANIMAL. 1. IN ADDITION TO ANY OTHER RIGHT OF ACTION OR RECOVERY OTHERWISE AVAILABLE UNDER LAW, A PERSON MAY RECOVER DAMAGES FROM ANOTHER WHO NEGLIGENTLY, RECKLESSLY, OR INTENTIONALLY CAUSES UNJUSTIFIABLE PHYSICAL INJURY OR DEATH OF A COMPANION ANIMAL. 2. IN DETERMINING DAMAGES FOR NEGLIGENTLY, RECKLESSLY, OR INTEN- TIONALLY CAUSING PHYSICAL INJURY OR DEATH TO A COMPANION ANIMAL, THE COURT MAY CONSIDER, AMONG OTHER FACTORS, EVIDENCE REGARDING THE BOND BETWEEN THE COMPANION ANIMAL AND THE COMPANION ANIMAL'S OWNER. THE COURT MAY ALSO AWARD PUNITIVE DAMAGES WHERE PHYSICAL INJURY OR DEATH TO A COMPANION ANIMAL WAS UNJUSTIFIABLE AND INTENTIONALLY OR RECKLESSLY CAUSED. 3. "COMPANION ANIMAL" AS USED IN THIS SECTION SHALL HAVE THE SAME MEANING AS SUBDIVISION FIVE OF SECTION THREE HUNDRED FIFTY OF THE AGRI- CULTURE AND MARKETS LAW. § 2. This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after it shall have become a law. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD15025-02-0
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